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LARC489N/HONR348N/HONR338B: Sustainable Transformation and Adaptation: Culture and Earth

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Maryland Virtual
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Global Classrooms Team

GCThis course will investigate the sustainable natural and cultural systems of New Zealand through the virtual exploration of historic sites, monumental structures, art and artifact museums, aboriginal settlements, natural wonders, and environmental restorations. You will receive instruction in the practice of field sketching and observations and learn about the sustainable landscapes and best environmental practices of the South and North Islands of New Zealand. We will also investigate the cultural system that evolved from colonization and shapes New Zealand's society today. Watch this short video clip to learn more!

UMD and non-UMD freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible. Register in Testudo for the following three credit course:

  • LARC489N: Sustainable Transformation and Adaptation: Culture and Earth
  • HONR348N: Sustainable Transformation and Adaptation: Culture and Earth
  • HONR338B: Sustainable Transformation and Adaptation: Culture and Earth

This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning (check Testudo for more details). This course will be offered from January 3-21, 2022.

Non-UMD undergraduates will need to submit an application through the Office of Extended Studies to register. Non-UMD graduate students or professionals will need to apply to the UMD Graduate School to participate in this course.

OIA International Education Scholarship
The Office of International Affairs is committed to increasing student access to international education opportunities, both at home and abroad. The OIA International Education Scholarship is a need-based scholarship awarded to students who enroll in one of OIA's Global Classroom's for Winter 2023. Eligible students can receive up to the value of three credits of undergraduate tuition ($1,212) based on financial need and funding availability. 

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria: Degree seeking UMD student with a FAFSA on file who is registered for one of the Winter 2023 Global Classrooms courses

Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis.  Application deadline: Friday, December 9, 2022.  APPLY HERE.

Previous terms offered: Winter 2021

Dennis Nola has been teaching at UMD since 1987. He has not lost his enthusiasm for learning, sharing, and shaping the lives of young people. His background is as a Landscape Architect and educator. Dennis has designed environmental restoration and site planning projects all over the world and many locally including on our own campus. If you are interested in this course but do not meet the eligibility requirements, reach out to Dennis Nola to discuss your interest. For general questions, please contact the Global Classrooms team.


Costs listed above are calculated based on the university’s standard tuition and fee rates for winter 2023. Additional student fees assessed by the university may be charged, please see the Office of Extended Studies for more information.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Winterterm 2023 10/15/2022 09/01/2022